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Pfau Library is open until midnight, Mondays-Thursdays, through the end of Spring Quarter. Friday and weekend hours are unchanged. Happy studying!

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30 Years After Tiananmen: A Campus Conversation

Dear Campus,

You are cordially invited to a panel discussion on the history, impact, and legacy of the Tiananmen Square protests and crackdown of June 1989, presented by the Pfau Library and the CSUSB History Department.

How are the events remembered and forgotten in China and around the world?  What are some of the common misconceptions about the events?  What can a discussion of the events and their legacy tell us about Sino-U.S. relations over the past thirty years and more?

Date:               June 5, 2019

Time:              Noon to 1:30 P.M.

Location:       PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center)

Panelists:      Dr. Jeremy Murray, Department of History

                       Dr. King-To Yeung, Department of Sociology

For more information, contact Jeremy Murray at jmurray@csusb.edu.

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Chess Club Event May 21

Dear Campus,

You are cordially invited to join the Dean of the Pfau Library, Cesar Caballero, for a Chess Club event on May 21, 3-4:30 p.m., in PL-5005.

Everyone is welcome to participate.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau Library, at rmadriga@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5104

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Week of 5/13 Workshops

Monday, May 13

APA Autobahn: APA Reference List Explained, 11:30 – 12:00 pm

Description: Struggling with APA style? Learn how references in your bibliography should be constructed, piece-by-piece. The focus is on the most common types of citations, looking at basic patterns and elements.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Autobahn: In-Text Citations Explained, 12:00 – 12:30 pm

Description: Struggling with APA style? Learn the basics of in-text citation, so you can cite it right!

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

MLA Whirlwind: MLA Reference List Explained, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Description: Professor says to use MLA citation style and you don’t know what that is and how it works? In only 25 minutes, learn both in-text and reference list citations.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Tuesday, May 14

APA Autobahn: In-Text Citations Explained, 8:30 – 9:00 am

Description: Struggling with APA style? Learn the basics of in-text citation, so you can cite it right!

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Autobahn: APA Reference List Explained, 9:00 – 9:30 am

Description: Struggling with APA style? Learn how references in your bibliography should be constructed, piece-by-piece. The focus is on the most common types of citations, looking at basic patterns and elements.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

MLA Whirlwind: MLA Reference List Explained, 9:30 – 10:00 am

Description: Professor says to use MLA citation style and you don’t know what that is and how it works? In only 25 minutes, learn both in-text and reference list citations.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Wednesday, May 15

APA Autobahn: APA Reference List Explained, 8:30 – 9:00 am

Description: Struggling with APA style? Learn how references in your bibliography should be constructed, piece-by-piece. The focus is on the most common types of citations, looking at basic patterns and elements.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Autobahn: In-Text Citations Explained, 9:00 – 9:30 am

Description: Struggling with APA style? Learn the basics of in-text citation, so you can cite it right!

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Chicago Speedway: Notes and Bibliography Explained, 9:30 – 10:00 am

Description: If you need to use footnotes or endnotes in the Chicago style, this 25-minute workshop teaches the formatting of long notes, short notes, and the bibliography in Chicago (NB). Ask your instructor for extra credit.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Thursday, May 16

Zotero 5: Citation Management Made Fun and Easy, 11:30 – 12:45 pm – Online Option

Description: Learn a free software that helps you gather the citations of useful articles, and in a click inserts any citation style (in-text and reference list citations). Also manages full text PDFs. Learn this before you have one more paper due.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

Join via Zoom: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/955091546

Register for these workshops and more on our workshop calendar!

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Week of 5/6 Workshops

Tuesday, May 7

Maximize Your Full Text!, 11:00 – 11:30 am

Description: Do you have a hard time finding the full text of the articles you want? Have you gotten lost on unfamiliar screens and given up? This brief workshop provides valuable tips and live demonstrations to help you maximize your full text with confidence. Why make research any harder than it already is?

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Autobahn: APA Reference List Explained, 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Description: Struggling with APA style? Learn how references in your bibliography should be constructed, piece-by-piece. The focus is on the most common types of citations, looking at basic patterns and elements.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Autobahn: In-Text Citations Explained, 5:00 – 5:30 pm

Description: Struggling with APA style? Learn the basics of in-text citation, so you can cite it right!

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Autobahn: Step-by-Step Paper Formatting, 5:30 – 6:00 pm

Description: Struggling with APA style? This workshop demonstrates the process to create an APA paper template you can use over and over.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Wednesday, May 8

APA Autobahn: In-Text Citations Explained, 4:30 – 5:00 pm

Description: Assigned to use the APA citation style? Take a mere 25 minutes to learn APA in-text citations. (Those are the ones in parentheses.) Ask your professor if you can get extra credit for attending.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Autobahn: APA Reference List Explained, 5:00 – 5:30 pm

Description: Assigned to use the APA citation style? Learn the rules and quirks of the APA reference list. Your instructor may offer extra credit, so what do you have to lose but 25 minutes?

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Autobahn: Step-by-Step Paper Formatting, 5:30 – 6:00 pm

Description: From the headers, pagination, and headings, APA paper formatting is not for the faint of heart. But you can learn how to format an APA paper correctly in this 25-minute workshop. Ask your instructor if you can get extra credit.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Thursday, May 9

APA Autobahn: APA Reference List Explained, 11:30 – 12:00 pm

Description: Assigned to use the APA citation style? Learn the rules and quirks of the APA reference list. Your instructor may offer extra credit, so what do you have to lose but 25 minutes?

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

APA Autobahn: In-Text Citations Explained, 12:00 – 12:30 pm

Description: Assigned to use the APA citation style? Take a mere 25 minutes to learn APA in-text citations. (Those are the ones in parentheses.) Ask your professor if you can get extra credit for attending.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Chicago Speedway: Notes and Bibliography Explained, 12:30 – 1:00 pm

Description: If you need to use footnotes or endnotes in the Chicago style, this 25-minute workshop teaches the formatting of long notes, short notes, and the bibliography in Chicago (NB). Ask your instructor for extra credit.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Friday, May 10

Maximize Your Full Text!, 1:00 – 1:30 pm

Description: Do you have a hard time finding the full text of the articles you want? Have you gotten lost on unfamiliar screens and given up? This brief workshop provides valuable tips and live demonstrations to help you maximize your full text with confidence. Why make research any harder than it already is?

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Register for these workshops and more on our workshop calendar!

 

 

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The Eagle Has Eyes: The FBI Surveillance of César Estrada Chávez of the United Farm Workers 5/9

You are invited to join us for a presentation by Dr. Jose Angel Gutierrez, considered one of the Four Horsemen of the Chicano Movement, who will discuss and sign his latest book, The Eagle Has Eyes, which is the first of its kind to bring transparency to the FBI’s attempts to destroy the incipient Chicano Movement of the 1960s.

Date:          Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time:         2:00 – 3:30 P.M.

Location:  PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center)

Gutierrez, who holds both a Ph.D. and a J.D., was a Professor Emeritus of Political Science and founder of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas-Arlington.  He has authored and co-authored 17 other books. His last work, a political biography, won Best Biography award from Latino Literacy Network. He has been an elected and appointed public official in Texas and Oregon and a key figure in the founding of the Mexican American Unity Council, the National Council of La Raza, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Midwest and Northwest Voter Registration and Education Projects, and the Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement.

 

Dr. Enrique Murillo, Professor of Education and Executive Director of the Latino Education and Advocacy Days, will facilitate a question-and-answer session following the presentation.

 

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau Library, at rmadriga@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5104.

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Week of 4/29 Workshops

Monday, April 29

APA Autobahn: APA Reference List Explained, 10:30 – 11:00 am

Description: Struggling with APA style? Learn how references in your bibliography should be constructed, piece-by-piece. The focus is on the most common types of citations, looking at basic patterns and elements.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

APA Autobahn: In-Text Citations Explained, 11:00 – 11:30 am

Description: Struggling with APA style? Learn the basics of in-text citation, so you can cite it right!

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

APA Autobahn: Step-by-Step Paper Formatting, 11:30 – 12:00 pm

Description: Struggling with APA style? This workshop demonstrates the process to create an APA paper template you can use over and over.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Tuesday, April 30

MLA Whirlwind: MLA Reference List Explained, 2:30 – 3:00 pm

Description: Struggling with APA style? Learn the basics of in-text citation, so you can cite it right!

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Wednesday, May 1

Zotero 5: Citation Management Made Fun and Easy – Online Option, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Description: Zotero is free software that helps you organize your research and format your citations & bibliographies. We’ll show you how to get started! Zotero is installed on all the library’s computers, or bring your own laptop with Zotero installed and ready to go.

Join via Zoom: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/516367638

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Register for these workshops and more on our workshop calendar!

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Multicultural Book and Family Festival 4/28

The John M. Pfau Library, in partnership with the Black Faculty, Staff, and Student Association and the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, cordially invites you to join us for the Multicultural Book and Family Festival on Sunday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Santos Manuel Student Union.

Festivities include author presentations, book readings, dance performances, learning activities for kids, a children’s theater show, plus arts and crafts exhibitors, food vendors, prizes and more.

Over 5,000 books will be given away to children and young adults.

Vendors, exhibitors, sponsors, local authors and volunteers are still being sought.

KVCR’s Lillian Vasquez, host of the popular radio program “Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez,” which explores arts and culture in the Inland region, will serve as the festival’s co-MC, along with Alfredo Cruz, Marketing Coordinator for Coyote Radio and Advertising.

A sample of the program lineup:

  • Bàllet Folklorico;
  • Faculty Author Jason Perez, English Department, College of Arts and Letters (CAL);
  • Terria Smith, California Indian Book editor for Heyday and magazine editor for News from Native California;
  • The Imagination Players present:  Grimm’s Fairy Tales (Production director: Professor Tom Provenzano, Theatre Arts, CAL);
  • Puppet show by Mary Ellen Abilez;
  • The Mircophone Doctors;
  • Amy M. Inouye:  “How to Publish Your Book with Print-on-Demand Services”
  • Polynesian dance performers; and
  • Kalli Tecpatl  (Azteca Dancers).

Special thanks to Deans Rueyling Chuang, Rafik Mohamed, Sastry Pantula, Larry Rose, and Jake Zhu for their support of the program.

“As we define the future at CSUSB,” said Dean Pantula, “I am reminded of a quote by Confucius: ‘If your plan is for one year, plant rice; if your plan is for ten years, plant trees; and if your plan is for 100 years, educate children.’  Since CSUSB is committed to enhancing diversity and moving the needle on social mobility in the Inland Empire, we in the College of Natural Sciences want to lay a strong foundation in our children through events like this.  The stronger the foundation, the stronger the building will be.”

“Southern California is truly a microcosm of the world, representing many faiths, cultures and cuisines,” said Danny Morales, co-chair of the MBFF planning committee.  “The festival offers a wonderful opportunity to bring communities together to celebrate diversity and support early reading and literacy. We invite everyone to join us and be a part of the celebration.”

The event is free and open to the public, with complimentary parking in Lot D.

To register or for more information, email mbff@csusb.edu or call (909) 537-5104.
For advertising opportunities, or to inquire about sponsorships, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau Library, at rmadriga@csusb.edu.

Multicultural Book and Family Festival 2019 flyer (PDF)

Posted in Community Events, Events

Week of 4/22 Workshops

Tuesday, April 23

Evaluating Scholarly Sources, 4:00 – 4:50 pm – Online Only

Description: Did you know that there are different types of scholarly articles? In this Zoom workshop, we’ll focus on how to identify the main types — the empirical study, the literature review, and the scholarly research article common in the Humanities. You’ll also learn the types of articles that appear in scholarly journals but that aren’t considered scholarly and should not be used in your papers. Confused? You need to attend this workshop!

Join via Zoom: https://csusb.zoom.us/j/769014461

 

Wednesday, April 24

Finding Books for Your Research, 10:00 – 10:45 am

Description: The Pfau Library provides direct access to hundreds of thousands of books in both print and ebook formats; however, there are millions of books at libraries across the state and country that the library can borrow for you. Come discover the many resources we offer to locate and access these books.

Location: Pfau Library PL-2005 Instruction Room

 

Register for these workshops and more on our workshop calendar!

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Big Data and Big Promises 4/16

You’re cordially invited to join us on Tuesday, April 16, noon to 1:00 p.m., for a talk titled “Big Data and Big Promises,” followed by a question-and-answer session.

In this talk, Dr. Sastry G. Pantula, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences at CSUSB, will survey some of the applications and important issues in making use of Big Data.

Big Data are omnipresent and are finding applications in science, education, business, security, and healthcare, among others.

Big Data, Big Business, Big Brother… are you concerned? 

Converting data to useful knowledge and information requires a team effort from mathematicians, statisticians, computer scientists, and domain experts.  It provides career opportunities for our students.

Dr. Pantula is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in statistical sciences.  Most recently, he served as Director of Data Analytics programs at Oregon State University (OSU).  He also served as Dean of the College of Science at OSU from August 2013 to August 2017, after a three-year term as Director for the Division of Mathematical Sciences at NSF.  Pantula spent more than 30 years as a statistics professor at North Carolina State University (NCSU), where he began his academic career in 1982.  At NCSU, he also served as Director of Graduate Programs (1994-2002) and Head of the Department of Statistics (2002-2010).

He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Statistical Association (ASA).  He served as ASA president in 2010 and received the ASA Founders Award in 2014.  Pantula is a member of the honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, and Mu Sigma Rho.  He is also a member of the NCSU Academy of Outstanding Teachers.

Pantula received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata, India, and a Ph.D. in statistics from Iowa State University.

The program, which will take place in PL-5005 (Library Multimedia Center), is free and open to the public.

Sign-in sheets will be available to faculty who wish to offer students extra credit.

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Robie Madrigal, Pfau Library, at rmadriga@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5104.

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